Bloomberg sums up the total job losses from recent rounds of layoffs. The report comes with bad news and worse news. The bad news is that the job cuts add up to 3.3 percent of employees at 28 firms. The worse news: more are on the way.
That's significantly less than the market slump from 2000 to 2003, when 17 percent of banking and securities jobs in New York were wiped out, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. Given the record-breaking losses of the past year -- banks and brokers have taken $383 billion of writedowns and credit losses -- some economic forecasters and industry veterans expect the number of dismissals to increase.